English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "retain"

The retention of information is aided by repetitionIt can be difficult to retain a lot of new vocabulary.

The retention of information is aided by repetition.

With our new thermos, your coffee will retain its temperature 25% longer than in a standard thermos.

Maria has always retained a great deal of affection for Italy since she spent the year there in her early 20s.

People with Alzheimer's disease often have difficulty retaining new information given to them for more than a brief period.

This specially-insulated picnic basket will retain a constant temperature for up to 3 hours.

Despite contact with the west, the country has been able to retain its traditional culture.

William Boetker once said that in order to retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.

Erich Fromm once said that love is union with somebody, or something, outside oneself, under the condition of retaining the separateness and integrity of one's own self.

She has gained a lot of weight recently, but the doctor says it is just water retention caused by a side effect of the medication she is on.

Most adults learning a second language will retain their native accent to some degree.

The atmosphere of Mars is very thin because the low gravity is unable to retain most gases.

A person with poor kidney function often has trouble excreting excess fluids, and retains them in the body.

The lack of Christian missionaries in the early days of Barbados enabled the slaves there to retain their African folk beliefs.

Croatians living overseas are allowed to retain their citizenship, and even have partial voting rights for elections in their homeland.

Following the collapse of communism in Europe, the people of Serbia voted to retain their Socialist government.

The greenhouse effect causes our atmosphere to retain more of the heat from the sun than normal.

In September of 1967, the people of Gibraltar voted by close to 100 percent to retain British sovereignty, rejecting Spanish rule.

Studies show that if information is retained in accessible form for extended periods without rehearsal, the rate of forgetting can approach zero.

Second language researchers O'Malley and Chamot wrote that learning strategies are defined as special thoughts or behaviors that individuals use to comprehend, learn, or retain new information.

Malcolm has a very retentive memory, so he learns facts quite easily.

Research suggests that if you are exposed to an idea once in 30 days, you will retain only ten percent of it.

Recent research into language learning demonstrates that when learners encounter words in a variety of contexts they are able to retain and use them flexibly.


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